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'''Windows 8''' is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. It was announced at Consumer Electronics Show|CES 2011, and followed by the release of three Software release life cycle|pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. The operating system was release to manufacturing|released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability release|general availability on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 introduced major changes to the operating system's platform and graphical user interface|user interface to improve its user experience on tablet computer|tablets, where Windows was now competing with mobile operating systems, including Android (operating system)|Android and iOS.
LogoWindows 8 logo and wordmark.svg
ScreenshotWindows 8 Start Screen.png
DeveloperMicrosoft
LicenseTrialware, Microsoft Software Assurance, msdn subscription|MSDN subscription, DreamSpark
Website{{URL|windows.microsoft.com}}
Source modelClosed source and shared source{{cite web|title=Shared Source Initiative|url=http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sharedsource/default.aspx|work=microsoft.com|publisher=Microsoft |accessdate=October 28, 2013}}
Supported platformsIA-32, x64
Kernel typeHybrid kernel|Hybrid
UpdatemodelWindows Update, Windows Store, Windows Server Update Services
First release date{{start date and age|2012|8|1}}[http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/08/01/windows-8-has-reached-the-rtm-milestone.aspx Windows 8 has reached the RM milestone]. August 1, 2012
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